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Earn a degree without compromising

And get a discount of up to 1444 € if you apply by June 20th!*

Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

*You can start anytime. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.


100% Flexible

Learn from anywhere with 24/7 access to study materials

Fixed Tuition Fees

Affordable payments - no hidden costs, no annual increases.

94% Job Success

Our graduates land a job within 3 months

Pick a study model that suits you best

At IU, we understand that everyone has different learning needs and circumstances. That's why we offer various flexible study models to fit your goals, lifestyle and schedule.

Whether you prefer the convenience of studying fully online or the enriching experience of on-campus learning, we've got you covered. It’s your studies, your way – choose your ideal study model and apply online today.

Online

  • 100% online and remote
  • Full-time or part-time, with no fixed intakes
  • Online exams available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Career support services and free online English and German language courses
  • Easier admission with later document submission

On Campus

  • On-site tutorials 2-3 days per week and self-paced online study
  • Full-time, with up to 4 intakes a year
  • Online or on-site exams - you choose
  • Career support services and free online German language course
  • Optional internship and 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Your degree summed up


Study model

Study format: Online

Bachelor: 180 ECTS credits* 
Master: 120 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits 
MBA: 90 or 60 ECTS credits 

*ECTS credits stands for European Credit Transfer System, the standard credit transfer system in the European Union and many other countries around the world. 

Study duration and language

Bachelor: Flex from 36 to 72 months 

Master/MBA: Flex from12 to 48 months

Study language: English


Affordable tuition fees

Flexibility to pay monthly

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Admission requirements

All Degrees: English skills 

Bachelor: High school certificate 

Master: Completed undergraduate degree 

MBA: Completed undergraduate degree one year of relevant work experience 

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Your career success story begins at IU

Step into a brighter future and join our community of graduates who are thriving in their careers all around the world. With IU's internationally accredited programmes, you'll gain an academic qualification alongside:

  • Coveted skills highly valued in the job market
  • Experience from practical projects reflecting real-world scenarios
  • Expertise in the latest industry trends and developments

Earning an online degree from IU sends a strong signal to employers: you possess the knowledge, skills, and drive to excel in your field. That's why 94% of IU graduates secure a job within three months post-graduation. Unlock your potential at IU – your launchpad to career success.

What our students say

  • “My MBA in International Business aided me a great deal in my present role. Exposure to case-studies of well-known companies and very current modules in my degree has equipped me with state-of-the art skills.”

    Kunal Saigal

    MBA - International Business (Finance Specialisation), India

  • “I love studying at IU because I can study anywhere and anytime I want. Together with IU's study materials, I feel prepared, confident and ready for the future.”

    Stine Marie Quabs

    M.A. Marketing Management, Germany

  • “The mixture of applicability, quality, and internationality at IU is just right – I would highly recommend studying at IU to anyone.”

    Monika Suryavanshi Ph.D.

    M.A. International Healthcare Management, India

  • “IU is the right choice for me because of its flexibility and international exposure. I am an attorney and thus my work schedule is quite intense. Therefore, it is quite useful to be able to schedule my exams around 3am and 4am.”

    Tokyo Ndela

    MBA, South Africa

  • “The flexibility of the online studies enabled me to gain professional experience in three cities, which I felt was a great opportunity. I took my exams at the sites or also online at home, depending on what worked best.”

    Lana Malinovska

    Graduate, Latvia

  • “In my search to find the right university, IU Berlin met all the criteria that were important to me. I also liked the fact that Berlin is a very international city and is currently evolving into being the hub of Europe's start-up scene.”

    Sandip Vinodray Modha

    Graduate, India

  • “I had lost my job due to this pandemic and to assist me, IU went out of its way. I am very grateful to IU for their kind understanding and support during these testing times.”

    Nirupam Sakar

    MBA, India

  • “The IU network gave me the opportunity to make contact with students, professors and professionals in the field of aviation.”

    Diana Valdez

    Graduate, Bolivia

Meet our professors: Learn from the best in the field

At IU, our faculty members aren’t just educators – they’re seasoned professionals.

From startup visionaries to consultants and board leaders, IU professors bring a wealth of real-world business knowledge along with academic expertise into every lecture, every course, and every interaction with our students.

Regardless of your academic goals, our faculty is primed to equip you with employer-valued skills and is committed to transforming learners into leaders and dreams into careers.

Ready to meet the driving force behind your success? Meet our inspiring faculty members:

IT and Engineering

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall

Professor of: B.Sc. + M.Sc. Cyber Security

A professor of cyber security at IU. Among other roles he has fulfilled in the private sector, he was the head of information security management at the REHAU Group.

More about Prof. Dr. Lawall

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lawall is the director of the Bachelor and Master courses in Cyber Security at IU University of Applied Sciences, and a professor of cyber security. His focus is on system and network security, the security of web applications and cloud technology, security in relation to the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial information technology.

After obtaining his PhD from the Technical University of Dresden, Alexander Lawall turned to work in the private sector as an information security specialist / architect, later advancing to a leading global position as the head of information security management at the REHAU Group.

In addition, he has conducted regular academic research work in the fields of information and cyber security, and his work has been published in international scientific publications. His research focus is on topics related to Industry 4.0, IoT and rights management.

Selected publications:

Alexander Lawall. Hypergraph-Based Access Control Using Organizational Models and Formal Language Expressions – HGAC. In Markus Helfert, Andreas Holzinger, Orlando Belo, and Chiara Francalanci, editors, Data Management Technologies and Applications - Fourth International Conference, DATA 2015, Colmar, Alsace, France, July 20-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Alexander Lawall, Dominik Reichelt, and Thomas Schaller. Resource Management and Authorization for Cloud Services. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, S-BPM ONE ’15, pages 18:1–18:8, New York, NY, USA, 2015. ACM.

Alexander Lawall, Thomas Schaller, and Dominik Reichelt. Restricted Relations between Organizations for Cross-Organizational Processes. In 2014 IEEE 16th Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), volume 2, pages 74–80, July 2014.

Alexander Lawall, Thomas Schaller, and Dominik Reichelt. Cross-Organizational and Context-Sensitive Modelling of Organizational Dependencies in C-ORG. In S-BPM ONE (Scientific Research), pages 89–109, Heidelberg, 2014. Springer-Verlag.

Alexander Lawall, Dominik Reichelt, and Thomas Schaller. Propagation of Agents to Trusted Organizations. In 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), volume 3, pages 433–439, Aug 2014.

Finance and Management

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer

Professor of: MBA Finance & Accounting

An experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies.

More about Prof. Dr. Sälzer

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sälzer teaches business administration and corporate finance at IU University of Applied Sciences. In addition, he has been appointed as study programme director of the IU online study programmes Controlling M.A. and Financial Management B.A. Gerhard Sälzer is both an experienced tenured professor, and a well-established private sector manager, with over two decades of experience in different business positions, from working in finance and controlling to managerial roles in telecommunications, IT and cleantech companies. 

He began his professional career in 1995, at the telecommunications branch of the RWE Group. Between the years 2000 and 2010 he was the chief financial officer of several venture capital and private equity financed telecommunications companies. Also in 2000, he co-founded and acted as CFO of a start-up that was later acquired by Deutsche Bank. Since 2010, he has been working as an advisor to various companies. Gerhard Sälzer’s key professional competencies and expertise revolve around business ​​administration, corporate finance, controlling, mergers & acquisitions (in particular due diligence and company valuations), as well as corporate restructuring and start-up management.

He has studied business administration at the Universities of Münster and Innsbruck. After graduating with a degree in business administration from the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster in 1993, he worked as a research assistant for the Department of Business Administration, Human Resources and Organization at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, where he obtained his PhD. Among his various private sector roles, Gerhard Sälzer also worked as a lecturer at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Prof. Dr. Sälzer teaches at IU since 2012, and has become a part of the institution’s academic administration team in 2018.

Selected publications:

Deipenbrock, S./ Landewee, L./ Sälzer, G. (2019): Digitale Transformation des Controllings bei Deutsche Post International Potentiale und Herausforderungen durch Nutzung von Predictive Analytics. In: Controller Magazin, 1/2019, S. 45-51.

Sälzer, Gerhard. (2000): Die Effizienz deutscher Winzergenossenschaften - institutionelle und empirische Analysen, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden.

Sälzer, Gerhard (2002): Shareholder Value und Humankapitalmanagement - Herausforderungen der Personalpolitik in Telekommunikations Start-Up’s, erschienen in: WunderbareWirtschaftsWelt - Die New Economy und ihre Herausforderungen, Verein der Freiburger Wirtschaftwissenschaftler (Hrsg.), Baden-Baden.

FAQs:

Why do you ask for my income?

We do not ask for your income, only for your monthly budget that you would like to spend on your studies. This is so we can help you choose the right programme and time model that suits your budget. 

Will I be called?

Yes, we’d like to be able to talk to you one-on-one to answer all your questions and guide you through the application process. Make sure you submit the correct phone number so your personal Study Advisor can get in touch with you quickly.   

We are also GDPR-compliant so your data will not be shared with any third-party services. Only IU employees who are directly responsible for contact requests will receive access to your personal data. 

Am I able to use the money of a third party (employer, credit etc) to pay my fees?

Yes, we work closely with local funding partners, financiers, and employers to pay for your studies. Simply reach out to your personal study advisor and they will guide you through the payment process. 

Earn a degree without compromising

And get a discount of up to 1444 € if you apply by June 20th!*

Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

*You can start anytime. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.